2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship

Akil Ahamat, Tarik Ahlip, Tiyan Baker, Kate Brown, Dennis Golding, Julia Gutman, Nadia Hernández and Kirtika Kain

Curated by Elyse Goldfinch and Alexie Glass-Kantor 

 

Exhibition dates
30 October – 13 December

The announcement of the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship recipient will be streamed live online, Thursday, 12 November, 5:45pm. 

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Artist Talks

// Part One 
Akil Ahamat, Tarik Ahlip, Tiyan Baker and Kirtika Kain
When | Wednesday 18 November, 2pm 

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// Part Two
Kate Brown, Dennis Golding, Julia Gutman and Nadia Hernández
When | Wednesday 25 November, 2pm 
Where | Live via Zoom, RSVP essential 

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  • 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, installation view, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, installation view, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • Nadia Hernández, ‘De donde no se ve el horizonte y la vista choca contra la montaña / from where you can’t see the horizon and sight collides with the mountain’, 2020, installation view, 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • Julia Gutman, ‘No one Told Me the Shadows Could Be so Bright’, 2020, installation view, 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, installation view, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • Akhil Ahamat, 'Unchained Melody', 2020, installation view, 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • Tiyan Baker, 'juruh (the thorn in durian)', 2020, detail, 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, installation view, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • Dennis Golding, ‘Cast in cast out’, 2020, installation view, 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, installation view, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • Kirtika Kain, 'The Solar Line', 2020, installation view, 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

  • Kate Brown, ‘This is a ghost voice’, 2020, detail, 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Document

Overview

Valued at $30,000, this Fellowship is offered by the NSW Government through Create NSW to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. With over 100 years of history, the Fellowship is a key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW. Now in its 24th year at Artspace, it continues to define new generations of contemporary art practice for both artists and audiences.

Each year Create NSW convenes an independent judging panel of esteemed colleagues to determine the finalists, whom Artspace acknowledges for engaging with insight and passion in assessing what was again a highly competitive round of proposals.

Curators Alexie Glass-Kantor and Elyse Goldfinch will work closely with each of the artists through the development of the exhibition. Of the eight finalists, one artist will be awarded the Fellowship at an announcement ceremony streamed live Thursday 12 November, 5:30pm.

The 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship is presented by the NSW Government, through Create NSW, in partnership with Artspace.